Total Mileage/Average drive time
203 miles, 3 hours, 45 minutes
Ready for adventure? This trip follows the last portion of the famed Alaska Highway through some of Alaska's historic towns. Begin the trip at Tok, a longtime trading center and home to world-famous dog-sledding events; head up the Alaska Highway to Delta Junction, home to the Rika's Landing Roadhouse; stop by the North Pole for a jolly visit; complete the trip in Fairbanks, the second largest city in Alaska with a rich history as a trading post. No matter what time of year you visit, you'll discover vistas that haven't changed since pioneers first traveled to these lands centuries ago.
1. Tok - Starting Point
The first major Alaska community over the border from Canada on the Alaska Highway, Tok is considered the crossroads of Alaska and is also known as the Sled Dog Capital of Alaska. Start your Alaska journey at the massive, 7,000-square-foot lodge, which is the Tok Main Street Visitors Center. Stock up on local advice and shift into gear for adventure in America's Last Frontier.
Tok RV Village
Tok, (907) 883-5877
2. Delta Junction - 107 miles, 1 hour, 52 minutes
Home to hundreds of buffalo, Delta Junction is just up the Alaska Highway from Tok. Get a feel for a traditional Alaska roadhouse by visiting Rika's Landing Roadhouse in Big Delta State Historical Park. Swedish-born Rika Wallen bought the business in 1923 for $10 and catered to locals and travelers alike.
3. North Pole - 82 miles, 1 hour, 24 minutes
Have a jolly good time in the one and only North Pole! Visit the Santa Claus House, where the original letter from Santa has been a holiday tradition for more than 60 years. In the North Pole, it's Christmas every day!
Santa Claus House
North Pole, (800) 588-4078
4. Fairbanks - 14 miles, 19 minutes
Alaska's second largest city, Fairbanks boasts the amazing University of Alaska Museum of the North and the famous Chena Hot Springs Resort. After a soak in the springs, take a tour of the Aurora Ice Museum, where parkas are provided but gloves and hats are not! If you visit during the height of summer, get ready for a new twist on "night life." At the summer solstice, Fairbanks receives 21 hours and 49 minutes of direct sunlight. After sunset, twilight is bright enough to allow daytime activities. Golfers can enjoy the Fairbanks Golf Course well into the evening.